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Career Snapshots

Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher

What do FCS teachers do?

Family and Consumer Sciences teachers help people learn how to be happier and healthier. They do this by teaching them things like eating healthy meals to keep fit, how to manage money, and how to choose the right clothing. They also help people to form better friendships, make stronger families, and care for their children so they grow up healthy and strong.

Family and consumer sciences teachers work in schools, community agencies, cooperative extension, businesses, and in colleges. Sometimes they want to help people in their own way, so they start their own businesses. They learn how to live their own lives better, and they enjoy sharing such important information with young children, youth, adults, and entire communities.

People who love teaching and learn how to do it well can make a big difference in the lives of individuals and families.

Preparing for the job

You will need a high school diploma to become a family and consumer sciences teacher. You will also have to attend four years of college and earn a license to teach. Teachers must continue to learn throughout their lives, as well. Once you gain a teaching certificate, you must keep it up-to-date by taking additional classes.

College students study things important things that help to make people and families stronger. They learn to find ways for people to talk and work better together, and about ways to eat right and stay healthy. They also learn to help people and families to manage their money, improve the places where they live, and buy clothes that are comfortable and practical.

The future

There are not enough teachers in most places around the country, so there are many, many opportunities. A career as a teacher can lead to later work as a department chair or an administrator. There are also opportunities to specialize in teaching new teachers, leading teacher groups, working in business, and discovering all new ways to teach!